Monday January 2 2012
Maxi Lopez on Palermo radar

Palermo are showing an interest in striker Maxi Lopez of Sicilian Serie A rivals Catania, according to reports.

Lopez will be sold by the Rosanero this month, but his destination is unclear after Milan – who had done a deal for him – pulled out of the move.

“Maxi Lopez will leave and we’ll see what happens in the next few days,” stated Catania director Pietro Lo Monaco recently.

Numerous clubs in Italy and beyond are keen, with the Rosanero the latest outfit to show an interest in the Argentine.

According to whispers on Monday, Palermo have begun to make tentative enquiries about the possibility of signing him this month.

However, it is understood that Catania’s valuation of €10m is too high for a club such as the Stadio Barbera outfit.

Fiorentina are also tracking the former Barcelona player seeing as they have agreed to sell Alberto Gilardino to Genoa.

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